Rueben Owens II, no. 1 RB, reveals big school switch up

Louisville, Kentucky - The No. 1 ranked high school running back in the country, Rueben Owens II, announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals on Monday, becoming the second-highest recruit in the program's history.

Scott Satterfield (l.), head coach of the Louisville Cardinals, has successfully recruited Rueben Owens II, the No. 1 ranked running back in the US.
Scott Satterfield (l.), head coach of the Louisville Cardinals, has successfully recruited Rueben Owens II, the No. 1 ranked running back in the US.  © Collage: ANDY LYONS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP / Screenshot / Twitter / ii_rueben

Cardinals head coach Scott Satterfield has just secured one of the biggest wins of his Louisville football coaching tenure.

On Monday, the top running back recruit in the nation revealed his commitment to the Cardinals in a post he shared on Twitter.

"I have always been a trailblazer, and aimed to create my own legacy on the road less traveled in hopes of inspiring others to believe in themselves," Owens wrote.

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"It was the driving force in me making this life-changing decision on where to spend the next 3-4 years of my life."

Owens originally committed to the Texas Longhorns, but reopened his commitment in June. The athlete from El Campo, Texas, still kept the Longhorns in the mix – until he found his true home in Louisville.

Rueben Owens II is heading to Louisville after a powerful showing

Rueben Owens II is heading to Louisville.
Rueben Owens II is heading to Louisville.  © Instagram/4socr4zy

Owens becomes the No. 2 recruit in Louisville history, passing quarterback Brian Brohm and trailing only longtime NFL running back Michael Bush.

Owens is the No. 1 ranked running-back and the No. 16 overall player in the class of 2023, per 247Sports rankings.

Equipped with strong breakaway speed and flashing solid hands, Owens has the profile of a running back who can make an instant impact at the next level for the Cardinals.

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The 5-foot-11 power athlete compiled 5,308 yards and 76 touchdowns on the ground over the last three seasons for El Campo, his Texas high school.

Owens is the 10th recruit to sign with Louisville in the 2023 class, which is ranked No. 11 among all schools.

Cover photo: Collage: ANDY LYONS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP / Screenshot / Twitter / ii_rueben

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